Choice of the suitable respirator

INSTRUCTION FOR USE AND FOR APPLICATIONS OF GAS, DUST AND COMBINED FILTERS
APPLICATIONS CONTAMINANT AGENTS FILTER

WORKS ON THE ROAD

- ASPHALTS AND BITUMENS

A1
A1 P2 R

SPRAY VARNISHES AND ENAMELLING, ROLLER OR BRUSH VARNISHES

- WATER VARNISHES / WATER SOLUBLE POWDER VARNISHES

- VARNISHES CONTAINING SOLVENTS
- POLYURETHANE VARNISHES
- WOOD PROTECTIVE VARNISHES
- COATINGS WHICH GENERATE AND/OR INCLUDE DUSTS
- ENAMELS
- ANTIFOULING VARNISHES

A1 P2 R 

- VARNISHES OR FINELY NEBULISED ENAMELS

A1 P3 R

- SOLVENTS
- MIXTURES OF EPOXY RESINS

A1

STRIPPING - COMPOUNDS OF STRIPPING SOLVENTS OR STRIPPING AMMONIA

ABEK1
ABEK1 P2 R

BONDING AND/OR SEALING - ADHESIVES CONTAINING SOLVENTS

A1

- POLYURETHANE ADHESIVES
- SEALANTS

A1 P2 R

WELDING AND BRAZING OF METALS - GAS AND/OR WELDING VAPOURS (in poorly ventilated environments)

ABEK1 P3 R

- METAL DUSTS AND METAL OXIDE SMOKES

P3 R

MECHANICAL WORKINGS ON METALS (DRILLING,SMOOTHING, RIVETING, GRINDING,BRUSHING, CUTTING)

- IRON OXIDE (RUST), METALLIC POWDERS

- IRON DUSTS
- STEEL POWDERS

P3 R DISK

- STAINLESS STEEL POWDERS

- COPPER DUSTS, CHROMIUM

P3 R

MECHANICAL WORKINGS ON WOOD (DRILLING,SMOOTHING, RIVETING, GRINDING, BRUSHING, CUTTING)

- SUPPLE WOODEN DUSTS

P3 R DISK

- VERY FINE DUSTS OF HARD WOOD

P3 R

BUILDING

- CEMENT DUSTS, CONCRETE, STONE, CHALK, PLASTER
- GLASS FIBERS AND/OR MINERAL FIBERS

P3 R DISK

- QUARTZ
- DUSTS CONTAINING ASBESTOS FIBERS

P3 R

AGRICULTURE - HERBICIDES, PESTICIDES

A1 P2 R

CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE HANDLING IN NON-CONTIGUOUS AREAS

- CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES NOT CLEARLY IDENTIFIED

ABEK1
ABEK1 P2 R
ABEK1 P3 R

EXPOSURE TO HYDROCARBONS

- HEXANE, ANTHRACENE, BENZENE, CYCLOHEXANE

A1

BUILDING AND INDUSTRIAL CLEANING

- HYDROCHLORIC ACID

B1
E1

PICKLING AND SURFACE TREATMENTS OF STEELS

- HYDROCHLORIC ACID, HYDROFLUORIC ACID

B1
E1

PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

- HYDROGEN SULPHIDE

B1

- SULFURIC ACID

E1

DISINFECTION, PEST CONTROL, CLEANING

- ORGANIC VAPOURS, NASTY ODOURS, DUSTS, SPORES, BACTERIA

A1 P2 R

EXPOSURE TO MIXED GAS DURING THE PRODUCTION PROCESSES OF: PLASTIC PRODUCTS, MEDICINAL PRODUCTS, DISINFECTANTS, VARNISHES, COLOURING AGENTS, ANIMAL FEED, FOOD, LEATHERS AND TEXTILES, FERTILIZERS

- CHLORINE, FLUORINE, HYDROCYANIC ACID, BROMINE, IODINE, HYDROGEN SULPHIDE

B1

- HYDROFLUORIC ACID, HYDROCHLORIC ACID, FORMIC ACID

E1
B1

- SULPHUR DIOXIDE, SULFURIC ACID

E1

- AMMONIA

K1

- MIXTURES OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES NOT CLEARLY IDENTIFIED

ABEK1

The technical information included in this guide are provided simply as a starting point for the selection of the most adequate protective equipment according to the individual working needs. These indications are described for illustrative purposes only. Before using any device and after risk assessment, it is strongly recommended to reconsider and reassess all the technical information in the light of the territorial legislation in force, and provide for a specific training of the device end user , which cannot be replaced by the above-mentioned notions for any reason. The user is recommended to read carefully, understand and put into practice all the indications and/or limitations contained in the instructions for use.

 Liquid and solid aerosol contaminants

  FFP1  

  FFP2  

  FFP3  

 Asbestos

 

 

X

 Clay

X

 

 

 Concrete

 

X

 

 Calcium carbonate

X

 

 

 Silicon carbide

 

X

 

 Cellulose

X

 

 

 Cement

 

X

 

 Cotton

X

 

 

 Chrome

 

 

X

 Flour

X

 

 

 Metal fume

 

 

X

 Chalk

 

X

 

 Black lead

 

X

 

 Plaster

 

X

 

 Glass wool

 

 

X

 Hard wood

 

 

X

 Manganese

 

X

 

 Vegetables and mineral oils

X

 

 

 Dust pesticides

 

 

X

 Stone

X

 

 

 Lead

 

 

X

 Platinum

 

 

X

 Flower-dust

X

 

 

 Mineral wool dust

 

 

X

 Metal dust

 

X

 

 Copper

 

 

X

 Rust

X

 

 

 Silica

 

 

X

 Soda

 

X

 

 Plaster

X

 

 

 Talc

 

X

 

 Vanadium

 

X

 

 Paint dust

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

This informative material simply serves as a guide and is valid only as support to choose the PPE.

It is the employer’s responsibility to make a careful assessment of the risks, in presence of harmful substances or in case of predictable risks for health and safety and consequently choose the proper device.

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